Tyler Parr's Job Rocks!
Check out the video: https://vimeo.com/133463753 My very good friend, Tyler Parr, is featured in an episode of "My Job Rocks" and is being interviewed while building the Alexander Acres project that we designed. Hallie Church can also been seen on the video. (I apologize but I am not familiar with the other folks helping to bring it all together.) This straw bale home is featured in a few previous posts where you can see the design, the plaster work and the kitchen of this g
Moisture Management with Smart Vapour Barriers
Here is another great article from the Canadian Home Builder's Association magazine "Home BUILDER". Check out the article on their site: http://www.homebuildercanada.com/2901_bldg-sc.htm Moisture Management with Smart Vapour Retarders By Christopher McLellan In the Sept. 2015 issue of Home BUILDER we saw Doug Tarry’s solution for insulating basements to prevent moisture problems and the associated call-backs. One innovative component Doug used in his wall assembly is a vapour
Building Better Basements
Here is a great article from the Canadian Home Builder's Association on better ways to insulate a basement and protect it from damaging condensation. I'll post the next article on Smart Vapour Barriers in the next post. Here is alink to the article on the CHBA's site: http://www.homebuildercanada.com/2805_bldg-sc.htm Building Better Basements By Doug Tarry Builders and renovators are very aware of the problems that can result from finishing a basement too soon after constr
Alexander Acres - Kitchen & Plaster
The straw bale home we designed for the Alexander family is now complete and looking fantastic. Here is a link to The Affordable Kitchen Company's website featuring the home and the kitchen they designed and installed. The Alexanders have put a ton of cool features into the home, like curving interior double brick walls and reclaimed steel ceilings. And check Tyler Parr and crew's gorgeous plaster work. I can't wait to have Tyler over this spring to work with me on the final